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distraction coming at a critical time in the gun control debate. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house tonight with the photo and the story behind it. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. the gun debate took a detour this week when president obama said he likes to shoot skeet at camp david. gun rights advocates called for proof and today the white house provided it. it's not a picture you see every day, and it's several months old, but white house press secretary jay carney felt the need to release this photo on twitter today. >> finally? they finally dug up some evidence? >> reporter: it's an image of president obama shooting skeet at camp david on his birthday back in august. all this after an interview published sunday in which the new republic asked the president, have you ever fired a gun? mr. obama responded, yes, in fact, up at camp david, we do skeet shooting all the time. and i have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. comedians pounced. >> you can barely hear yourself think over all the
nbc news that one of the deputies shot was killed. that brings the death total in this reign of terror to four. brian? >> miguel almaguer starting us off from l.a. tonight. miguel, thanks. >>> let's go to mike tie even any san bernadino county, just outside of big bear. mike, another loss of life tonight. this just continues to be a rolling nightmare in southern california. set the scene for us there. >> reporter: unbelievable, brian. if this is the last act in this desperate drama, it's not over yet. there may be another victim in this, the gunman, the suspect himself. we don't know yet whether he is still in that cabin. he has not been seen since the smoke started billowing about 4:00 our time. the flames, as you pointed out, started a little over an hour ago there were reports of a single gunshot. one of our colleague, cameraman tim walton, says he was standing and he heard a single gunshot at that point and then rounds going off as though it were rounds being fired off at random because of the fire. that cabin has been surrounded all this time, brian, by law enforcement from every
tonight with nbc's janet shamlian. janet, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. late this afternoon, the arrival time of the ship was revised yet again. now not until 10:30 or 11:00 eastern at the earliest. and carnival says after that, it's going to take some four to five hours to get people off the ship. so conceivably, this could be close to an all-nighter for thousands of people who are already exhausted. the crippled cruise ship "triumph" limped towards mobile slower and later than expected, dragged along by four tug boats. hours into the operation, a tow rope from one of the four tugs snapped. another exhaustive setback for passengers. for their waiting families, more frustration. >> it's not a good scenario, but tell us the damn truth for what you know. we haven't heard anything truthful yet, to my knowledge. >> reporter: as the ship crept closer to port, passengers' desperation became visible. signs made from bed sheets read "s.o.s." and "help us." on board, donna gutsman told us, there is much confusion. >> very little has been right on time, or on point. so
against him, even those closest to picer toious rallied to his defense. nbc's michelle kosinski continues to follow developments in this case and joins us again tonight from pretoria. michelle? >> reporter: good evening, lester. oscar pistorius has been in jail here now for four days. tonight, his agent just canceled all of his upcoming races, while the press here has been full of reports quoting police sources about what allegedly happened inside his home early that morning. for oscar pistorius, another day in jail brought visits again from his sister, a local preacher -- >> he was starting to cry, the colonel telling him i come to pray with him. >> reporter: also today his agent. >> the nature of my visit was on a professional matter to discuss obviously his career, especially the plans we had made for this year. also to visit him as a friend and give him my moral support. >> reporter: the press here has been overflowing with every detail they can find, newspapers quote police sources now, saying they believe reeva steencamp was first shot in pistorius' bedroom, then through the bathroo
. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian. the sky is not falling, but you would be forgiven if the thought crossed your mind after two spectacular but apparently unrelated cosmic close encounters today within just hours of each other. this morning in a remote part of russia, some thought the world was ending when a ten-ton meteor, five stories tall, hurtled to earth and exploded, causing a lot of injuries and doing a lot of damage without actually hitting anything. its fiery descent was captured in vivid detail by numerous cameras. >>> and then this afternoon there was a very close call with a massive astroid that whizzed by just 17,000 miles from our planet. in celestial terms, that's a very near miss. what do scientists make of all this? it was all one big cosmic coincidence. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the video from russia is incredible. a massive meteor traveling at 33,000 miles per hour, trailing a brilliant quite con trail, hitting the atmosphere and exploding
. and this president has made unprecedented use of them. nbc news has obtained a government document that lays out the legal argument to justify the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated at an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime. nbc
to capture him. nbc's miguel almaguer is outside police headquarters in los angeles with the latest on the manhunt. miguel? >> reporter: lester, good evening, late breaking developments here in los angeles. police at this hour are investigating a possible sighting of their suspect, christopher dorner, some 20 minutes outside of los angeles. this as police offer a record $1 million reward for information that leads to his conviction as investigators move forward with what appears to be the closing in on their suspect. law enforcement sources say this is christopher dorner, dumping a gun belt, a helmet, an lapd uniform, and ammunition the morning after his first two murders. the surveillance video captured across the street from a san diego police station. >> the helmet was sitting right up top and the magazine and the belt was hidden under the boxes. >> reporter: the former cop now fugitive accused of killing three and wounding two others was fired from the lapd after making false complaints about his training officer. but now the los angeles police chief says a week after the killin
back in court in june. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria. >>> lance armstrong faces serious new legal trouble tonight. the justice department has joined one of his former racing teammates, suing him for using performance enhancing drugs during the tour de france. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams in our washington newsroom with more on this story tonight. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, the justice department claims lance armstrong was cheating the federal government when he raced in the tour de france on a team sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the government today joined a lawsuit that had been filed earlier by one of his teammates, floyd landis. it says armstrong violated a strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he never used them. the government says armstrong and his team owners cheated the postal service out of at least $30 million that it paid to sponsor his racing team. but armstrong's lawyers say tonight the postal service's own study show it benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totalling more than $100 million. the j
big cosmic coincidence. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the video from russia is incredible. a massive meteor traveling at 33,000 miles per hour, trailing a brilliant quite contrail, hitting the atmosphere and exploding with the force of an atomic bomb. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the shock wave over the city of chebarkul damaged thousands of buildings, knocked down a factory wall and blew out windows across the city in freezing temperatures just as kids were starting the school day. >> translator: the ceiling was okay. but all the windows were broken. almost all the window panes were damaged. there are no windows without damage. >> reporter: the shards of glass injuring more than 1,000 people, 100 hospitalized. >> i heard this extremely loud noise that shook my apartment. >> reporter: canadian hockey player, michael garnett, lives there. we talked to him via skype. >> it blew the vents out of my bathroom and there was debris on the floor. and i am up on the 23rd floor and i could feel the building swaying. >> reporter: pieces of the meteor punched a hole in a frozen lake, bu
giant purchasing ge's remaining stake in nbc universal. let get right now to julia boorstin with the very latest. julia. >> that's right, maria. huge news here. comcast is purchasing the remainder of nbc universal which is cnbc's parent company from general electric. comcast did reserve the right to make the rest of this purchase when they announced the original deal but this is coming earlier than expected. now, comcast will be paying $16.7 billion for ge's common equities stake in the company. in addition, nbc universal will pay ge 1.4 billion for the properties it uses at 30 rock as well as cnbc's new jersey headquarters. here's where comcast is getting the money. $11.4 billion will be in cash, $4 billion in unsecured notes issued to ge, and there will also be $2 billion in bank credit facilities. now why is comcast doing the rest of this purchase earlier than expected? comcast sees -- says that it sees a lot more opportunity than nbc universal now that they are familiar with the business. pointing to the fact that nbc's results are improving and that is beginning to retr
before they hit? the answers aren't exactly reassuring. nbc's michelle franzen has this report. >> reporter: shock waves. today crews in the russian town of chelyabinsk cleared a trail of debris, some 50 acres caused by yesterday's fireball. and at a nearby frozen lake, searchers collected possible fragments of the meteor. scientists say it exploded with a force 20 times greater than the hiroshima bomb with the earth's atmosphere acting as a caution. the fireball shattered windows, damaged buildings, and injured more than a thousand people. the biggest bang in more than a century caught scientists by surprise, as the world was focused on a bigger asteroid and its close encounter with earth. overnight in northern california, reports of another possible fire ball captured on amateur video. separate incidents scientists say, but with the same message. >> i think that the meteor incident in russia is a wake-up call especially when one considers it arrived at the exact same time, the exact same day as the asteroid fly-by. so i think that we're really becoming very aware that we are
of his own. we get our report tonight from nbc's michelle kosinski in pretoria. >> reporter: oscar pistorius in court for the third day of a bail hearing that has turned into a sort of mini trial. and a battle between each side's attorney. today's bombshell, the chief police investigator, hilton botha, is facing attempted murder charges from a shooting he was involved in while on duty two years ago. even top prosecutors were stunned. >> what i can say is that the timing is totally weird. >> reporter: all this follows botha's shaky performance in court yesterday, riddled with mistakes, confused about facts. now he's off the case. >> certainly, the state will be left with the embarrassing impression that they don't -- they aren't fully in control of their own case and they haven't done certain crucial investigative steps to ensure they can actually prosecute this man. >> reporter: but then it was the prosecution's turn to reveal what they call inconsistencies in pistorius' story. he says he woke up in the dark, heard a noise, thought girlfriend reeva steenkamp was in bed, grabbed his
for the sport. but it was yesterday's crash that was on everyone's mind. nbc's janet shamlian is at the track tonight with the latest. hello, janet. >> reporter: today was a signature race, but it was saturday's crash that is still weighing on everyone here. i'm letting fans get up and personal. tonight there is more questions whether there should be more distance between the spectators and the sport. there was no stopping nascar's super bowl. >> let's just go racing. >> reporter: the daytona 500 went on as planned a day after a nightmarish crash on the very same track. 28 fans were hurt, 12 admitted to local hospitals. some were seated 40 rows up when a car on the last lap of a race crashed into the fence and split apart, sending chunks of metal and a tire high into the grandstand. >> we were really shook up. i mean, just because we thought, this really happened and we were, you know, so close. >> reporter: heather hovington came back for today's 500 but was glad her seats weren't too close. officials promised a careful review. >> i think the key is we sit down and review everything in terms
flies off tomorrow, and then the gathering starts to pick his replacement. nbc's anne thompson was at the vatican for all of it today. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. you know, in his final days, pope benedict has shown the world he has the ability to surprise. first in his decision to abdicate. and then today in his last public speech, revealing the personal toll leading the catholic church has taken on him. they came to witness history. >> i think this is something we're going to be able to look back at and tell our grandkids we were there. >> reporter: to say thank you. >> for all of us, he has been a really amazing teacher. >> reporter: and applaud the first pope in 700 years to voluntarily step down. >> i'm sure that he's really a very intelligent man, that he cares more about the church than about his role in the church. >> reporter: respect and affection is benedict's trouble pontificate comes to an end. >> i continue to accompany the church with my prayers and i ask each of you to pray for me. >> reporter: in his unusually personal sermon, benedict
on the slopes a year from now. "nightly news" begins now. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening. for the folks who have moved to an all-electronic web-based life, today's news maybe wasn't all that impactful. but for the folks with mailboxes in cities and towns across this countron dirt roads or in apartment buildings, there's always been mail on saturday. six days a week, since the time of abraham lincoln. but today the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep the
. the expensive operation to save these endangered pandas. >>> "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. in the case that has swung so much of the world's attention to a courtroom in south africa, there was a verbal reaction in the courtroom today. when the olympian, oscar pistorius, was released on bail with conditions, as an accused murderer. pistorius had been a revered figure in that nation. still is, for that matter, among his fans around the world. he took the life of his girlfriend at his home on the morning of valentine's day a week ago, and since then, this case has boiled up around him. it will ultimately turn on whether his story, his version of events, can be believed. for now, tonight, he is a free man with restrictions. we begin with nbc's michelle kosinski who was in court in pretoria, south africa. >> reporter: four days of arguments, and raw emotion came down to this. finally, a ruling on whether oscar pistorius would be released on bail. coming only after a two-hour explanation b
situation still under way. nbc's miguel almaguer in los angeles starts us off. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening it all started this afternoon. the sheriff's department says they received phone call of a reported car and someone who matched christopher dorner's scrip eggs. a short time later, in the woods, they found that car and their suspect. tonight, multiple law enforcement sources tell nbc news it is christopher dorner. shots fired three hours east of los angeles. >> we have the suspect hold up in a cabin. >> reporter: in the mountains of big bear, the manhunt for fugitive christopher dorner comes to an end. >> we hope we can take this guy into custody and we hope that he doesn't hurt anybody else. >> reporter: inside a cabin, the sheriff says the former police officer and accused cop killer barricades himself inside a home. >> stand by. you got three more coming your way. >> reporter: almost immediately, an exchange of gunfire. >> he has got a rifle. >> reporter: with the s.w.a.t. team on scene, two officers are wounded and are airlifted to a local hospital. >> enough
higher ticket prices for everyone who flies? "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. tonight the carnival cruise line vessel "triumph" with 4,200 souls on board is slowly making its way into port in mobile, alabama. and for those poor souls on board, conditions are miserable. they have dealt with sewage, foot shortages and no circulating air. people are hungry and dirty and even when the vessel reaches the dock, it won't be over. it will take hours to disembark. and the process they are hoping passengers take easily. the company will take all it has to keep it orderly. here's what else happened today. when the ship got within range of shore, the pictures and the stories started appearing on the web. social media will now tell this story with scenes like this. sleeping on deck, the bivowack area on the top deck. the struggle to charge cell phones in the bowels of the ship. it will be tougher now for carnival cruise to tell their story with these nightmare scenes appearing everyw
. nbc's reporter is on the ground in timbuktu tonight. >> reporter: french fighter jets pounded arms depots and jihadist training camps, another major operation in this three-week long assault against al qaeda militants in the north of mali. 30 aircraft were involved in this operation to the north of key town. last time four somalians and french force. meanwhile, here in the legendary city of timbuktu, west african troops have been pouring in during the day to help to secure the outskirts of the city. meanwhile, the french troops have been moving out further into the desert. some were cheered as they went. at the end of this, the first week of freedom for the people of timbuktu for many, many months. lester? >>> new details emerging tonight in the story of sarai sierra, a mother of two found murdered in istanbul, turkey this weekend. >> reporter: one day after the body of sarai sierra was found in istanbul's old city, the police chief confirmed the american tourist was murdered. the evidence clear, he says. sierra was killed by a blow to her head. police say they detained at least ni
officials begin what they say will be a thorough and labor-intensive investigation. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: relief in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. late monday afternoon that the tightly-knit community had anxiously been awaiting to hear. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who's been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy was being held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a stopped school bus last week, shot and killed driver charles poland and abducted the child. held for a week in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, fbi said negotiations deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered through a door at t
wednesday in oakland. we are live in san jose, nbc area news. >> the affidavit in the case is full of troubling details about the bombing plot and the suspect's plan to escape to another country can. we posted the entire do you want on our website and we will have more at 6:00. >> i'm in the nbc bay area investigateive unit. a picture of the weapon that led to his 2011 arrest and why he served one year of a six-year sentence. that is coming up. >> we will see you then. big developments today in fairfield, police say they caught the killer on of a 13-year-old girl that was found dead in a local fairfield park. >> officers arrested this man this morning. he now faces murder charges in the death genelle conway allen. we are at the das office with new details. >> good evening, we just learned the suspect in the case, anthony jones is scheduled to be arraigned next wednesday. but the question is what is the if any between the suspect and the victim? fairfield police refused to answer any questions at a news conference earlier today. >> we have evidence linking jones to this homicide. an
than a dozen people. fortunately no deaths have been reported. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins will have the details on the threat of more severe weather and potential flash floods coming up in a few minutes. >>> residents in southern california remain on edge this morning. day five in the manhunt for a former lapd officer suspected in three cold-blooded killings. l.a. authorities have upped the stakes in the search offering a record $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of christopher dorner. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say this is christopher dorner dumping a gun belt, a helmet, lapd uniform, and ammunition the morning after his first two murders. the surveillance video captured across the street from a san diego police station. >> the helmet was sitting right up top, and the magazine and the belt was hidden under the boxes. >> reporter: the former cop, now fugitive, accused of killing three and wounding two others, was fired from the lapd after making false complaints about his training officer. now the los angeles police chief says a week after th
next. nbc's anne thompson is here with us, with part of that story. anne, good evening. >> good evening, brian. we're in such uncharted territory, that the vatican doesn't even know how pope benedict will be addressed after february 28th. when a pope dies, the conclave to elect his successor begins 15 days after his death. but now when it will start is just one of many mysteries in the wake of today's startling news. ♪ the cardinals, the men who will elect benedict's successor, were as surprised as the people in the pews. new york's cardinal timothy dolan on the "today" show. >> i'm as startled as the rest of you and anxious to find out exactly what's going on. >> reporter: and like the nation's cardinals, the faithful have many questions. >> maybe he's trying to do what's best for us as the church and he wants us to be led by, you know, a strong person who is of sound mind and body. >> reporter: some express the hope a new leader might mean a new attitude about women and married priests or human sexuality. but church observers say that is unlikely. >> if you look at those men who are
full or partial ownership of nbc. >>> comcast will also purchase our iconic properties here at 30 rockefeller center. >>> the tech sector bellweather dlufrs fourth quarter earnings after the bell, cisco. >>> and tim cook fired back about his companies $137 billion stockpile of cash. he called a recent lawsuit a silly side show. but did say a program to return funds to share holders would be considered. >> meanwhile intel has confirmed plans to launch an online streaming tv service this year. >> the u.s. treasury reported a rare surplus in january of $2.9 billion. thanks to that social security tax cut that expired last month. >>> meanwhile, transunion says the national rate on late payments on home loans has fallen to the lowest level in four years. 79% of women said a romantic dinner and movie is their preferred valentine's day date. happy valentine's day not is that complicated. but a sweet treat wouldn't hurt. edible shoe designs from a dallas chocolatier go from $30 to $50 a pair. that's a bargain compared to the real thing. >>> meet the world's fastest basketball free-throw s
and take down. we have two reports tonight, starting with the very latest on the investigation, nbc's miguel almaguer is in big bear in southern california. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the coroner's office will use dental records or forensics to identify christopher dorner. they say his body is burned beyond recognition, but law enforcement sources tell nbc news, make no doubt, this is the suspect. tonight, this rubble is all that remains of the cabin where fugitive christopher dorner made his last stand. the drama began tuesday afternoon, miles away. 12:20 p.m., a 911 call from this cabin. two women who arrived to clean the home surprised dorner who was holed up inside. he tied them up and stole their car. >> did we get a physical on the guy? what is he wearing? >> reporter: dressed in camouflage and armed, dorner drove down a mountain road. he opened fire on fish and wildlife wardens in pursuit. >> the suspect took his weapon out, stuck it out the window of his vehicle, and shot our game warden five times. >> reporter: dorner crashed the car, then carja
are predicting as much as a foot of snow. nbc's jay gray is in kansas city where the storm has already led to the cancellation of a popular golf tournament. jay, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mara. bitter cold with the wind gusting at more than 20 miles an hour. snowflakes expected within the next few hours here. and forecasters warn at the height of the storm the snow could be falling at more than an inch every hour. this morning the midwest is waking up to a blast of winter weather. >> the latest winter storm has everything with it, freezing rain, some ice and heavy snow. >> reporter: that snow has already started to fall across the region including parts of oklahoma, arkansas, colorado and kansas. shovels are out and plows are already working, but if the forecast holds, they may not be able to keep up with the pace. some areas expect blizzard conditions and accumulations of two feet or more before it's over. so before it gets that bad, many are making sure they stock up on supplies to ride out the storm. >> i live far enough out of town that it's not convenient and we have en
about everyone. brian mo brian moore,nbc washington. >>> and we're told 2,000 secure cameras have been installed throughout rome, many focused on the vatican, volunteers and paramedics will be in st. pete her's square and the streets leading to the vatican. he will retire on thursday and most of the cardinals will gather to choose the next pope. this is the first time in 600 years that a pope resigned. >>> after being granted bail, oscar pistorius is staying at his uncle's home in pretoria. private security guards stood watch outside the home. the chief magistrate set bail for the south african olympian at $113,000. pist pistorius must hand over his passport and any guns he might own. >> it is not a sports case, no judgment being given. can we hold this guy so he can have his way later? i don't think he is a flight risk. he's a national figure, well known everywhere. >> pistorius cannot leave the district of pretoria without permission of his probaon officer. >>> mc hammer says his arrest was a result of racial profiling. he was booked on charges including resisting an officer. hammer
and begins to do something. >> reporter: as for what's sinking in with the public, a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll indicates growing reservation about the sequester. 52% call it a bad idea. just 21% believe it's a good one. but overall, cutting spending is a popular idea. we asked how congress should deal with the deficit, and a majority, 53%, favor the current automatic cuts known as sequester or a plan with even more cuts. just 37% want fewer cuts. this is the fifth budget showdown between the president and congress in the past two years, and it's taken its toll. a majority, 51%, say these washington clashes make them less confident that the economy can get better. and of course, brian, the immediate problem is nobody really knows the impact of this sequester. you only have the word of the white house or the word of congress on exactly what the impact is going to be, but i can tell you, it feels a lot like political posturing, because they have that big budget showdown at the end of march where all these things could get wrapped up. >> chuck todd across town from us at
to be released as early as tomorrow. live in santa cruz, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. george kiriyama has the first responder who is found themselves caught in the crossfire themselves. >> the the police officers were not the only ones who were in harm's way. the firefighters who responded to the scene found themselves in the middle of gunfire and this right here is the fire truck that took four bullets. it was a chaotic scene using his body as a shield to protect a woman. >> the scene is not secure. >> as firefighters responded to the scene, they heard this on the radio. >> two patients, victims of gunshot wounds and the scene is not secure. >> the two victims were santa cruz police officers. butch baker and elizabeth butler. he shot and killed the officers on his doorstop. >> we don't respond with officers down. it's one we never want to go to. >> to 15 minutes later, firefighters were caught in the line of fire. police officers and sheriffs deputies locked in a firefight on doyle street. >> that's where the truck company was nearby. >> firefighters hit the deck as bullets flew. one
. is that a good idea? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> go very good morning. nice to see you, i'm veronica de la cruz. parts of the gulf coast are waking up to untold damage after a wave of severe storms raked across the region sunday night. the brunt of the storms hit in and around hattiesburg, mississippi, where a long-track tornado ripped across part of the state. the twister traveled down one of the main streets, winding through the university of southern mississippi campus. the governor declared a state of emergency in seven counties reporting damage including downed trees, mangled buildings, and injuries to more than a dozen people. fortunately no death have been reported. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins will have the details on the threat of more severe weather and potential flash floods coming up in a few minutes. >>> residents in southern california remain on edge this morning. day five in the manhunt for a former lapd officer suspected in three cold-blooded killings. l.a. authorities have upped the stakes in the search offering a record $1 million reward for informat
. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep the lights on. for people all over america, like 71-year-old lois sexton in tennessee, that mailbox at the end of the driveway has been a reliable connection to the rest of the world. >> that's my communication with the people i have my retirement with, my social security. >> reporter: since 1863, six days a week, rain or shine, letters, bills, government checks, newspapers, even movies, have arrived, even on saturday. now the 21st century with its e-mail, e-cards and e-pay, has come knocking. >> we cannot put our head in the sand and say, geez, let's hope this problem goes away. hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: calling the financial situation urgent, the postmaster general today announced th
, particularly for those who need it most. >>> an nbc institution investigation. a stunning look at why it's so hard for the feds to track the sale of guns. an antiquated system we found straight out of the 1940s. >>> and hollywood rewrites from "lincoln" to "argo". how much of it is fiction? "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. there is misery going on in the middle of this country, along with total paralysis across a wide area, because of an unusually large and wide-ranging winter storm. as one meteorologist put it today, instead of pouring rain, it is pouring snow. massive amounts of it shutting down interstates and airports, schools and state houses. as this moves from west to east. before it's all over, this one storm will cover 750,000 square miles. it will hit fully 20% of the u.s. population. 60 million americans. we have it all covered tonight, starting with weather channel meteorologist mike seidel. he's in kansas city, where this storm, by the way, is hitting two days after that
training to recognize disability based harassment. reporting live from palo alto, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you, marianne. we have an update now to a developing story out of the east bay. police are involved in a standoff with a suspected bank robber. it unfolded this evening -- this morning at the easy 8 motel near 880 and maory avenue. police say three armed men stormed the bank about four miles away in fremont this afternoon. they escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. right now one man has surrendered to police. two others are still inside. we're going to continue to follow this story and bring you an update as it's warranted. >>> the nightly commute is taking longer for some cal train passengers. riders are experiencing delays of a half hour following an accident in san bruno. officials say the train struck a tractor-trailer at 2:30 this afternoon. passengers on the disabled train were transferred to another train. no report of injuries luckily. they are operating on a single track until that accident site is cleared. >>> tonight the local impact to a global s
as the storm comes across the country. nbc's meteorologist dylan dreyer is tracking the storm. >> the best part about it, it's happening today and into the weekend. a lot of schools already canceled up across massachusetts which is good because you don't want all those kids coming home as the start gets going. we mentioned it's two parts. here's part one back across the great lakes and you can see all of this moisture moving into virginia and north carolina. we have torrential downfalls right now. you see new york city is at 33 degrees. that's going to be an area where we will see that snow start off as rain and then it changes in the back side of the storm. so most of today, it's okay in new york city but then it turns into tonight. we do are blizzard warnings in the bright pink here. that's an area where we could end up with two feet of snow. there's only really been four snowstorms with two feet of snow in boston. this could be the fifth one and a crippling storm. >> living up to the label historic. >> absolutely. >>> turning now to california where a massive manhunt has the los angeles area
to compete, how chauncey became a symbol of hope. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news with lester holt." >>> good evening. tonight authorities in california are raising the stakes in their hunt for a former los angeles policeman wanted in three murders. announcing a huge reward leading to his arrest. the killings began a week ago today when two people were gunned down in a parking lot. what police say were revenge killings carried out by a disgraced ex-cop. but in a surprising turn of events, police now say they will investigate fugitive christopher dorner's claim that he was wrongfully fired from the lapd, even as they vow to capture him. nbc's miguel almaguer is outside police headquarters in los angeles with the latest on the manhunt. miguel? >> reporter: lester, good evening. it's the largest reward ever offered locally. a million dollars for information that leads to the conviction of accused cop killer christopher dorner. police growing more desperate for leads as nbc news has obtained surveillance video of what is said to be the suspec
" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the people at the brady campaign to prevent gun violence, the people who also compile the numbers, tell us that so far today, 203 people have been shot in this country. that's just today, and just as of 6:00 p.m. eastern time. among the shootings, kauffman, texas, an assistant district attorney gunned down and killed outside the courthouse where he worked. lincoln, nebraska. a man shot while in his apartment building after two armed men burst in. atlanta, georgia. a 14-year-old student shot in the head at price middle school this afternoon, one person in police custody. and then, of course, there's the city of chicago. more people killed there last year than american troops killed in afghanistan. more than 40 gun murders so far just this year, and today they announced a new strategy. nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanize
>>> on our broadcast tonight, an nbc news exclusive. the president's drone war. tonight, the government document that lays out the case for killing americans who are suspected of terrorism overseas. >>> inside the raid that rescued a 5-year-old boy, kidnapped, held underground. tonight an update on his condition, and what we've learned about how the fbi pulled it off. >>> a frightening crash for one of america's great champions. lindsey vonn suffers a serious injury and now a serious setback on her way to the olympics. >>> and going nowhere fast. stuck in traffic, it's costing a ton of time and money. tonight we'll look at where it's worst, and look at some big ideas to make it better. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening, some people regard death by drone as a necessary evil of our post-9/11 world. the way we have to do business against an enemy we can't see, including, sometimes, americans who have switched sides. others see the use of drones by the united states as nothing more than execution by air, without due process, no court, no charges, no trial, and rela
solved. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. an awful drama has now come to an end tonight in the state of alabama. for the past seven days, a grown man has held a 5-year-old boy in a bunker he built underground. it started when he stormed a local school bus and killed the driver. that started a long standoff, a delicate negotiation with this deeply troubled man who is now dead. late today, when the fbi became troubled by his temperament, that's when they decided to storm the bunker and save the boy. nbc's gabe gutierrez has been covering at the scene for us. he's with us from there tonight. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. there's still a lot we don't know about how this standoff finally ended. but for the family of the 5-year-old hostage and the dozens of local and federal law enforcement who worked so hard to rescue him, the important thing is, it's over. seven days after he was abducted from his school bus, a 5-year-old hostage was freed by police, his captor
the competition, though he's just about half their size. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. growing up in this country, you get accustomed to hearing the united states is the greatest nation on earth and the mightiest military force on the planet. what we don't like is feeling vulnerable, the way we do after we have been attacked. and now that we have learned of a massive cyber attack, electronic espionage allegedly at the hands of a branch of the chinese military, and the kind of attack we've been warned about for years, today the white house took action. the problem is, this wake-up call has already hit a slew of big companies, and could reach into our power grid, water systems, air traffic control. so we begin again tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington newsroom. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. a day after new evidence that china's military is the source of thousands of cyber attacks against american business, the white house launched a new ef
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